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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in the home are major comfort factors, and can even be health concerns. Making sure you install a cost-effective HVAC system with a long life is essential for a well-rounded project.

Construction Quality

7 Deadly Sins: Construction Defects to Avoid, Part II

Home builder best practices for identifying and eliminating construction defects in concrete foundations and slabs, mechanicals, HVAC and fire resistive assemblies, and insulation

Top 100 Products

2020 Pro Builder Top 100 Products

Pro Builder's annual list of the building products that garnered the most reader interest through the year

Indoor Air Quality

Why Bringing Fresh Air Into a House Is a Big Deal

Good indoor air quality is critical for occupant health, which is why using a ventilation system is key. These nine products help home builders ensure indoor air in the homes they build is clean and fresh

Healthy Homes

Net Zero Energy: The Ultimate Z.E.N. Home's Indoor Air Quality System

The Ultimate Zero Energy Now Home stretches the boundaries of a fully integrated indoor air quality system to address health concerns

Codes + Standards

Intl. Code Council Eliminates Exception for Duct Leakage Tests  

The International Code Council (ICC) passed a proposal to mandate more duct testing in order to reduce duct leakage, conserve energy, and reduce ut

Net Zero

Making the Transition to Net Zero Homes: Role of Trade Partnerships

Two builders discuss why cultivating true trade partners is essential to successfully transitioning your business to building net zero or NZE-ready homes

Healthy Homes

How Does Humidity Control Equipment Create a Healthier Home?

When thinking of ways to design a healthier home, ventilation and filtration are no brainers.

Can You Filter COVID-19 From Indoor Air?

Builders may be wondering if there is an indoor air filtration system that could whisk the coronavirus out of a

Why Compact Duct Layouts for HVAC Make Sense

The approach shown here for HVAC duct layouts is a win-win: It saves money and reduces homeowner complaints about indoor comfort

HVAC

How Advances in HVAC Are Affecting Indoor Comfort and Occupant Health

Current HVAC innovations are a key component of today’s energy-efficient homes and can enable builders to go beyond the status quo to deliver more comfortable, healthy homes

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